February 24th 2020
New York MET Orchestra will tour with Yannick.
The METROPOLITAN OPERA Orchestra OF NEW YORK will tour with Yannick during summer 2021!
The Orchestra has not toured in almost 20 years. But Yannick will soon introduce them in three European cities where they will give five concerts: London on June 29 (Barbican Center); Paris on June 30 and July 1 (Philharmonie); Baden Baden on July 3 and 4 (Festpielhaus), revealing the astonishing versatility of these musicians who excel in both operatic and symphonic repertoire. Four opera stars will join them: mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, soprano Christine Goerke, tenor Brandon Jovanovich and bass Günther Groissböck.
January 19th 2020
Three Opus for Yannick and his Orchestre Métropolitain (Montréal)!
Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain (Montréal) win 3 Opus Prizes from the Conseil Québécois de la Musique (CQM). These Opus are:
Concert of the year - Montréal: Le Château de Barbe-Bleue /
Concert of the year - Musiques classique, romantique, postromantique, impressionniste: Le Château de Barbe-Bleue /
Album of the year - Musiques classique, romantique, postromantique, impressionniste: Sibelius 1.
The Orchestre Métropolitain, with Martin Carli and Nicolas Ellis, win a fourth Opus:
Production de l'année, jeune public, for the concert Airs de jeunesse: La musique au cinéma: génial.
January 6th 2020
Yannick Nézet-Séguin was named Honorary Fellows of The Royal Conservatory of Music.
The Honorary Fellow is The Royal Conservatory’s highest designation and is awarded to those who have had a profound impact on society through their contributions to the arts
September 16th 2019
Yannick Nézet-Séguin committed to life with the Orchestre Métropolitain
The Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal is pleased to announce the renewal for life of the contract of its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. This open-ended commitment is based on mutual trust.
May 31st 2019
The scene of the Katimavik School of the Marguerite Bourgeoys Sch ool Board will be named Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
The unveiling of a first agreement between the Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board (CSMB) and the Orchester Métropolitain (OM) to promote student access to music took place this afternoon in the presence of the President of the CSMB, Diane Lamarche-Venne, OM Director General, Jean R. Dupré, and the Artistic Director and Chief of OM, Yannick Nézet-Séguin. On this occasion, students performed choral, guitar and dance performances. Taking advantage of Yannick Nézet-Séguin's presence, Katimavik School dedicated its new scene to the name of the famous Quebec maestro.
May 22nd 2019
YANNICK AMONG THE 100 MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE IN BUSINESS according to fastcompany.com
Yannick Nézet-Séguin‘s first task upon arriving at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in September 2018 was figuring out how to make the 135-year-old institution culturally relevant—and thereby stabilize ticket sales—without isolating its most loyal fans. “We have to undo decades of thinking that this is an art form only for the initiated,” the conductor says. To this end, he’s begun inviting high school music students to attend orchestra rehearsals and be mentored by musicians, both to acquaint a new generation with the institution and to help the Met’s staff “stay in touch with what young people’s preoccupations and aspirations are.” (He’s planning similar programs for costume and set design.) He’s commissioned two operas by women—a milestone in the Met’s history—and adaptations of modern novels by Michael Chabon and George Saunders. And while part of the Met’s appeal is the experience of going to the fabled Lincoln Center, that can be intimidating for newcomers. The Met will also hold pared-down performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Central Park, and locations beyond New York in upcoming seasons.
February 2nd 2019
PERSPECTIVES ARTIST at CARNEGIE HALL (New York)
Four artists were chosen as PERSPECTIVES ARTISTS by the prestigious Carnegie Hall for the season 2019-2020. For the 20th season of the PERSPECTIVES SERIES, the choices are the Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner; the Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin; the Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato; and the singer Angélique Kidjo. This wonderful award will allow them to offer more concerts in Carnegie Hall and to share their most personal choices with the audiences. As a PERSPECTIVES ARTIST, Yannick will appear nine times next year, in this legendary venue, with three of his regular orchestras: the Philadelphia Orchestra (5 concerts), the New York MET Orchestra (2 concerts) and the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal (1 concert, the first one of this orchestra at Carnegie Hall). Four of the five concerts with the Philadelphia Orchestra will be devoted to the complete cycle of Beethoven's symphonies whose 250th anniversary will be celebrated in 2020. A host of renowned soloists will perform in their company, such as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Hélène Grimaud, Joyce DiDonato, Elza van den Heever, Rolando Villazon, Mihoko Fujimura, Blue Angel, Quinn Kelsey and the Westminster Choir. One of the concerts will allow the audience to hear Yannick play piano to accompany his dear friend Joyce DiDonato in a very personal interpretation of Schubert's masterpiece Winterreise.
January 31st 2019
On the front page of the February Diapason Magazine
French journalist Vincent Agrech met Yannick Nézet-Séguin between New York and Philadelphia. He gives us brilliantly the report of this meeting in an article which he titled YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN, MAESTRO FOR THE PRESENT TIME.
January 30th 2019
First American Tour of the OM
After having achieved masterful successes in November 2017 by presenting his Metropolitan Orchestra of Montreal in Europe, Yannick will introduce them to his American families in November 2019. They will be accompanied by the prodigious singer and good friend Joyce DiDonato in prestigious halls such as Carnegie Hall (New York), Verizon Hall (Philadelphia), Chicago Symphony Hall and Hill Auditorium (Ann Arbor).
December 13th 2018
La Traviata at the cinéma
On Saturday, December 15, live from the Metropolitan Opera New York, see Verdi's opera La Traviata, the new production directed by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, at the cinema near you. Replay at later dates.
November 17th 2018
The best International Tour Award to the Orchestre Métropolitain of Montreal
On the occasion of the closing ceremony of the CINARS 2018 Biennale, one of the most important international meetings of the performing arts, which brings together more than 1,550 professionals from 40 countries in Montreal, the Quebec Arts and Letters Council has awarded the Best International Tour Award at the Orchester Métropolitain.
This prize is awarded every two years to the Quebec organization that has distinguished itself by the exceptional quality of a tour outside Quebec.
Congratulations to everyone!
November 12th 2018
Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest are awarded the Edison Classique Prize.
Ce prix prestigieux leur est décerné pour leur coffret issu récemment sous étiquette Deutsche Grammophon. Intitulé COLLECTION, ce coffret constitue un recueil des meilleurs enregistrements issus de leurs dix années de collaboration. Félicitations à tous les musiciens et à leur chef honoraire !
May 30th 2018
Yannick Nézet-Séguin has signed an exclusive contract with the yellow label Deutsche Grammophon
Many interesting projects accompany this signature, with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (New York), the Chamber Orchestra of Europe (COE), the Orchestre Métropolitain (Montreal); in addition, a retrospective box set with the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest will be launched during the 100th jubilee of this ensemble in June. Yannick Nézet-Séguin will continue his long time collaboration with the label Atma Classique and the OM.
May 14th 2018
Yannick Nézet-Séguin was conferred the degree of Doctor of music, honoris causa, from University of Pennsylvania.
«For your unparalleled artistic mastery and boundless enthusiasm for sharing your passion for music with artists and audiences alike, the trustees of the University of Pennsylvania are honored and pleased to confer upon you, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa.» – Amy Gutmann, President
March 5th 2018
Orchestre Métropolitain of Montreal's 2018-2019 Season is on line
The new season announced today will see Yannick lead six out of twelve programs.
February 15th 2018
Yannick Nézet-Séguin to Become New York Met Music Director Two Seasons Earlier Than Originally Planned
New York, NY (February 15, 2018) - Accelarating his arrival as Music Director by two seasons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will take up the post in time for the start of the Metropolitan Opera's 2018-2019 season.
December 15th 2017
A new CD with Lisa Batiashvili
This new album recorded by Deutsche Grammophon and titled "Visions of Prokofiev" offers essentially the two Violin concertos, as well as selected movements of his famous ballets with their very recognizable tunes (*Cinderella*, *Romeo and Juliet*, *The Love for Three Oranges*). The collaboration of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin is a guarantee of ultimate quality for the CD that the listeners will have to wait for until February 2, 2018.
December 14th 2017
Orchestre Métropolitain’s European tour from November 23 to December 4, 2017: seven concerts, seven triumphs!
From Dortmund to Paris, via Cologne, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Hamburg, follow Yannick and his Orchestre Métropolitain of Montreal on their wonderful tour.
November 18th 2017
One more way to follow Yannick...
Yannick has now a NEW Official Facebook Page.
In collaboration with Deutsche Grammophon, Yannick has now a NEW Official Facebook Page.
November 13th 2017
OM Concert in Paris on Mezzo Live HD
ONE CONCERT OF THE ORCHESTRE MÉTROPOLITAIN ON TOUR BROADCASTED LIVE AT THE PHILHARMONIE DE PARIS!
Saturday, December 2 at 2:00 pm on MEZZO LIVE HD
November 13th 2017
A fifth Honoris Causa Doctorate for Yannick Nézet-Séguin!
Preceding a concert with the Orchestre Métropolitain of Montreal at the Claude-Champagne Hall on November 21, 7:30 pm, the *Université de Montréal* will award an Honoris causa doctorate to Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin for his huge work and numerous success here as well as at an international level.
September 7th 2017
Yannick wins the Oskar Morawetz Award
The Oskar Morawetz Award for excellence in musical interpretation was presented to Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the beginning of a concert of the Orchestre Métropolitain on Thursday, September 7th at the Maison symphonique of Montréal. The reknowned composer’s daughter, Mrs. Claudia Morawetz, presented the Award after a short speech pronounced by Mrs. Marie-Elizabeth Brunet from the Ontario Arts Council. Recent recipients include conductor Bramwell Tovey (2015), mezzo-soprano Judith Forst (2013), cellist Shauna Rolston (2011) and flautist Robert Cram (2009).
July 29th 2017
Another Echo Klassik Prize for Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
After receiving in 2014 the title of *Conductor of the Year*, for his recording Stravinski-Stokowski with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin wins another Echo Klassik Prize for the Best Opera Recording up to and including the 17th and 18th centuries inclusively.
July 21st 2017
Yannick Nézet-Séguin becomes an Honorary Member of the prestigious Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Yannick has accepted an invitation from the Chamber Orchestra of Europe to become an Honorary Member. Following their most recent Mozart collaboration on La Clemenza di Tito in Baden Baden, the musicians of the COE wished to bestow Honorary Membership on Yannick in recognition of their special relationship; a title he will share with Bernard Haitink, Sir Andras Schiff and Alice Harnoncourt. This title carries no contractual obligation or minimum commitment and serves only to acknowledge how highly the musicians value their relationship with Yannick.
Quebec City ― June 22nd 2017
Yannick Nézet-Séguin: Officier of the Ordre National du Québec
During an official ceremony in the Quebec Parliament, Prime Minister Philippe Couillard presented Yannick Nézet-Séguin with the medal of Officier of the Ordre National du Québec, which title has been awarded to him in 2015.
May 31st 2017
Le Robert illustré 2018
Already present since 2015 in the Petit Robert of proper names, the name of Yannick Nézet-Séguin will also appear in Le Robert illustré as of the 2018 edition.
May 18th 2017
Yannick Nézet-Séguin becomes Officier of the Ordre de Montréal
April 17th 2017
Opera News editors pay tribute to five AWARD HONOREES, among them the maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin
During a gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York on April 9, 2017, the singer Elīna Garanča presented the prize to Yannick Nézet-Séguin unfortunately absent because of a temporary indisposition.
April 13th 2017
McGill and Schulich School of Music award honorary doctorate to Yannick Nézet-Séguin
It is during a concert of the Orchestre Métropolitain that the Montréal maestro will receive this honor at the Maison symphonique de Montréal on May 14th.
April 2nd 2017
Montreal's Yannick Nézet-Séguin to open 1st Met season with Aida.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin will open his first season as music director of the Metropolitan Opera in September 2020 with Anna Netrebko starring in a new production of Verdi's Aida.
March 11th 2017
Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be among the guests of "Tout le Monde en parle" on Sunday March 12 at 8:00 pm.
February 21st 2017
Yannick Nézet-Séguin: Official Ambassador of the International Orchestra Conference 2017
Montreal will be hosting the 4th International Orchestra Conference (IOC) to be held from May 11 to 14 at the Delta Hotel, downtown. The first three conferences were held in Berlin (2008), Amsterdam (2011) and Oslo (2014) respectively.
February 16th 2017
Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct Parsifal and Elektra at the MET in 2017-2018
The Metropolitan Opera (MET) of New York has revealed his new season this morning. Music Director designate, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will conduct two of the most fascinating productions of the repertoire, Richard Wagner's Parsifal in February 2018 and Richard Strauss' Elektra in March 2018, the first one produced by François Girard and the second one by Patrice Chéreau.
December 31st 2016
YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN: Personality of the Year 2016
For his incredible journey through the world, for his many successes that make us honor, especially his appointment as Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera of New York, La Presse has named Yannick Nézet-Séguin Personality of the Year 2016.
December 6th 2016
Yannick Nominated at the Grammy's
Deutsche Grammophon recording of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with Luca Pisaroni, Sonya Yoncheva, Thomas Hampson, Angela Brower, Rolando Villazon, Regula Mühlemann, Anne Sofie von Otter, Maurizio Muraro, Philippe Sly, Jory Vinikour, Benjamin Bayl and the wonderful Chamber Orchestra of Europe under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin is nominated for the Grammy Awards, in the category "Best Opera Recording".
December 5th 2016
Today, we commemorate 225 years since the death of Mozart
To commemorate 225 years since the death of Mozart, Universal has created a new edition of Mozart's works in a 200-disc set in which 70% of the content has been renewed. The Don Giovanni recording engraved by Deutsche Grammophon in 2012, by Yannick Nézet-Séguin with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the singers Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Vitalij Kowaljow, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Luca Pisaroni and Mojca Erdmann appears proudly in this Mozartian bible.
December 1st 2016
Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the Orchestre Métropolitain on May 17, 2017 at the Bell Center as part of the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal.
"We are talking about the 375th anniversary of Montreal for a long time, but oddly enough, except for the illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, no events were on the program to mark the date of its founding by Paul de Chomedey and Jeanne Mance on 17 May 1642. "(translated from Luc Boulanger, La Presse)
November 24th 2016
Yannick will introduce his Orchestre Metropolitain to Europe.
For the first time in 36 years, the Montreal Orchestre Métropolitain will tour in Europe from November 26 to December 3, 2017, accompanied by soloists Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Alexandre Tharaud, Jean Guihen Queyras and Stéphane Tétreault. They will visit Dortmund, Cologne, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Rotterdam (Concertgebouw) and Paris (2 concerts in the Philharmonie), and will present two magnificent concert programs. The talent of Yannick Nézet-Séguin being recognized in the world, the doors opened to welcome this wonderful orchestra and its leader who have evolved together for 16 years.
November 23rd 2016
Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain record together for Deutsche Grammophon.
After making many records (see Discography) around the world with several orchestras including the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Philadelphia Orchestra, under the prestigious yellow label, Yannick invites Deutsche Grammophon to record in Montreal , with the Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón and the Russian bass ultimately Abdrazakov with the Orchestre Métropolitain. The release of the album is scheduled for September 2017.
November 19th 2016
Cinars awards a tribute Prize to Yannick Nézet-Séguin
The CINARS Biennale paid tribute tonight at Yannick Nézet-Séguin, one of the most important ambassadors of classical music of his generation. A unique conductor praised by critics and the public in Québec, in Canada and abroad, Mr. Nézet-Séguin revives different traditions of classical music and opera with unusual rigor and energy. Artistic director and chief conductor of the Orchester Métropolitain since 2000, Music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2012 and of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra since 2008, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will become in 2020/2021 the third Music Director of the prestigious Metropolitan Opera of New York.
His infectious enthusiasm inspires outstanding performers around the world and renews the experience of music and opera in such renowned houses as La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House in London and the Carnegie Hall in New York .
November 18th 2016
Yannick at the CORIM
The conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be the guest of the CORIM (Conseil des Relations Internationales de Montréal) on Thursday November 24, under the theme:
"When Québec talent abroad inspires decision-makers here and everywhere."
November 10th 2016
Yannick Nézet-Séguin : ambassador of the 2017 International Orchestra Conference
After Berlin, Amsterdam and Oslo, the international orchestra conference will be held in Montreal in May 2017 and Yannick Nézet-Séguin has agreed to be its ambassador. This is a tremendous opportunity to "make discover this wealth of which we can be proud" and "to inspire us with what is happening elsewhere".
October 28th 2016
Yannick to receive an OPERA NEWS Award
Opera News Editor in chief, Mr. F. Paul Driscoll, has annouced today the names of the recipients of a 2017 «Opera News» Award. Five artists, among them conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will be celebrated for their major contribution to the Opera World.
October 27th 2016
A Félix for Mahler 10
The Félix for the Album of the Year—Classical/Orchestra and large ensemble was awarded to Mahler 10 at the Premier Gala de l’ADISQ (Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la video).
October 25th 2016
The many faces of the OM
Quick view of a rehearsal and everyday routine of some of the musicians of the Metropolitan Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Montreal, QC ― October 4th 2016
Yannick Nézet-Séguin's Way
Alexandra Szacka draws an intimate portrait of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin's success holds to the priviledge relation he nourishes with the public, and most of all with his musicians. Explanations.
Philadelphia, PA ― June 3rd 2016
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Makes Renewed Commitment to The Philadelphia Orchestra, Extending Tenure through 2025-2026 Season
Ensures his Leadership of The Philadelphia Orchestra for the Next Decade.
Nézet-Séguin is Simultaneously Announced as Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera, beginning with 2020-2021 Season.
New York, NY ― June 2nd 2016
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Named the Metropolitan Opera’s Music Director
The 41-year-old conductor will become only the third Music Director in the history of the Met.
Montreal, QC ― January 1st 2016
Yannick Nézet-Séguin named Personality of the year 2015 by the Magazine Forces besides Justin Trudeau, Joanne Liu and P.K. Subban.
He is one of the highest-ranking conductors in the world. Everywhere he goes, the Quebec maestro is greeted with unanimous approval and enthusiastic admiration from the greatest classical music connoisseurs. At only 40 years old, this prodigy seems to be at the top of his craft. How far will he go?
Quebec, QC ― November 25th 2015
Yannick Nézet-Séguin receives the Medal of Honor of the National Assembly of Québec.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin receives the Medal of Honor of the National Assembly of Québec, besides Xavier Dolan, Phyllis Lambert, Mylène Paquette and Serge Savard.
New York, NY ― October 15th 2015
Yannick Nézet-Séguin named Musical America 2016 Artist of the Year
The Philadelphia Orchestra is happy to share with you the news that Yannick is being named Musical America’s 2016 Artist of the Year.
Quebec, QC ― June 15th 2015
Yannick Nézet-Séguin is named Officer of the Ordre national du Québec
Princeton, NJ ― May 16th 2015
A 3rd Honorary Doctorship...
Montreal, QC ― March 19th 2015
Nézet-Séguin will receive the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec.
Thirty-five personalities from Québec will be awarded the Ordre of the Arts and Letters of Québec.
Ottawa, Canada, September 1st 2014
Yannick Nézet-Séguin has received his decoration for Companion of the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada.
May 22nd 2014
Yannick Nézet-Séguin to appear in Le Petit Robert proper nouns dictionary from 2015 Edition.
Philadelphia, PA ― May 10th 2014
The Curtis Institute of Music confers the degree of Doctor of Music (Honoris Causa) to Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Salle Pierre-Mercure ― November 11th 2013
Carte blanche given to Yannick Nézet-Séguin by the University of Québec in Montréal (UQÀM)